Friday, August 8, 2008

Think of the Children!

It was an ordinary WCG USA flamefest going on, with the usual cast of characters. Media vs Louder Round 2 was on like donkey kong:

Idra said:
"Stop acting like you deserve it because you're a horrible player and you aren't fooling anyone."
Louder said:
"Command of the facts clearly isn't your strong suit. Stick to gaming, you're significantly better at it."
Idra said:
"You're bad at forming coherent arguments, better stick to cheating your way into broodwar tournaments."
But when Louder said:
"Shouldn't you be scrubbing the Korean's toilets right now?"
Idra came back with this volley:
"and id much rather be cleaning korean toilets than ... raising a bunch of little brats who are gonna turn out as fucked up as their piece of shit father."
And suddenly nobody is laughing:
"damnit just by reading this last post by idra , i feel bad for louder."
"ok this is going too far, you guys need to stop posting on this thread."
"you definitely don't have kids, because you would never say that."
"you never talk about kids, because any parent would go berserk"
"dont' run your fucking mouth about peoples kids"

"there are lines you don't cross"
And even paragraph long rants from no-name Zeller:
"Seriously? bringing someones children into an argument about a computer game. Get real dude, dont fucking talk about someones kids. I dont care how bad this dude wronged you or a friend on Starcraft , you do NOT talk about someones kids. Thats low fuckin character right there, you know you would never say that in person because thatd be your ass."
Apparently Idra "went there." While TLGG sees nothing wrong with talking about someone's kids, TL and WCG USA seem to have a huge moral problem with it. 24/7 trashtalk, abusing, hacking, flaming, that's all fine and dandy, but talking about someone's kids!? Oh no you didn't.

But what if there was an unwritten rule that you kids were off limits? Imagine all the paradoxes this would create:
  1. If Louder's kids flamed Idra, could he flame them back?
  2. If Louder's kids met Idra's kids, would everyone just be quiet?
  3. Can Louder's kid flame Idra to Idra's father?
  4. If Louder's kids are playing Monopoly, and one takes a bathroom break, would the other kid petition to have his brother disqualified?
Moral of the story, if you don't want to get insulted through your kids on the internet, don't have kids. Or don't advertise that you have kids to the online gaming community. Or even better, when you have kids, stop participating in internet flamewars with teenagers.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

you're hilarious


- you're #1 fan trying to solve ur identity in the lounge

Anonymous said...

what's the lounge

Jathin said...

god travis get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the lounge = the forums

Anonymous said...

Step up your game Stimey. These last entries are boring. Get to the good stuff!

Anonymous said...

if you want good entries, maybe you should submit a tip... gossip girl can't read minds

OR CAN SHE?

Anonymous said...

I hear Kennigit uses Nair.

Down there.

Anonymous said...

I must know who is behind this. Kennigit?

mitsy said...

I'm god to this shit. Actually I'm impressed. I could never polish a turd this hard.

Worship me.

mitsy said...

Actually this post is alright. I was just too lazy to read it last night.

Can I be a contributor too? I think I can follow the style.

Anonymous said...

HI
TOP NOTCH WRITINGS
BYE

Anonymous said...

BEST DRAMA EVER
- from previous dude who bitched about the tyrannid post

I APPROVE

Anonymous said...

need something on the rekrul/plexa drama in plexa's bullshit boxer should quit sc "article"

Anonymous said...

Anything goes in an interent flame war. It really is sad that someone with kids is arguing with a teenager over a video game on an internet website. The loser deserves to be bashed.